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What is Love?

By palha6, Brooklyn, NY

Can you imagine how much love is in the world? You may not realize it, but there is more than one kind of love. Love is like an inexplicable creature, flying over the heads of thousands in different forms. It can tear people apart or unite themselves together with others. It is the thing that makes out lives true. It is the thing that helps us survive troubles that we cannot do on our own.

Love is a strong and complicated emotion, only understood by those who experienced it, not learned it. Eros, Greek for passionate love, is expressed in many works of literature, some of which are: William Shakespeare’s play, “Romeo and Juliet” and Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha. Philia is another Greek word for love, only this time love for a friend, like in Siddhartha, Mitch Albom‘s Tuesdays with Morrie, and “Romeo and Juliet”.

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